Thursday, 29 April 2010

Sporting success continues

On Tuesday 27th April Mrs. Oshodi and Mrs. Rosen took two netball teams to the annual Redbridge netball rally, probably the biggest competition the team enters all year.

Both teams played superbly, the developing Blue team winning two matches and competing well in the other three, so this bodes well for the 2010/11 season!

The Maroon team won all their matches and played the very strong Park school in the semi-final. The result, after extra time, was 3-3, but the team progressed to the final on goal difference.

The final was against Bancroft "A", another very difficult class of opposition. It was a close, tense match, but the girls prevailed, winning 5-4 to bring back their FOURTH trophy of the year! Well done to all the squad (pictured) and Mrs. Rosen and Mrs. Oshodi, netball coaches extraordinaire!

Redbridge Mini Games, 28th April

On Wednesday 28th April, Mr Hawkins, Mrs Oshodi, Mrs Ransome and Mrs Lingard accompanied our football, netball and indoor athletics teams to the Redbridge mini-games at Redbridge Sports centre.

It was a brilliant, but long and tough day. The athletics team performed highly creditably, finishing 9th out of 20 schools, despite a couple of injury problems meaning that late-notice call-ups were required!

The football team (pictured) did fantastically well, especially bearing in mind that in recent years, we have not progressed past the group stages. This year we negotaited the group well, winning two and drawing two matches. We won a narrow quarter-final on penalties, thanks to our hero 'keeper George, and beat an excellent side in the semi-final 1-0. The final proved to be one match too far, and despite a rousing performance we went down 2-0. The team only conceded 3 goals on their way to the final, and to finish runners-up was a magnificent achievement.

By now you may well have guessed... the netball team won the netball section, beating all opposition including a 9-1 victory over Mossford Green in the final! The trophy was presented to the team by the Mayor of Redbridge.

The team this year has won all the tournaments they have entered, earning FIVE trophies which are all on display in the trophy cabinet in the office foyer. This has been an amazingly successful year for the netball team, and for Nightingale sport in general.